This clinical practice guideline is intended to help clinicians make decisions about when and how to safely taper and stop benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs). This guideline applies to patients who are using BZRAs to treat primary insomnia or comorbid insomnia where the potential comorbidities are effectively managed. 13 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
This paper describes the development and validation of the Hoarding Rating Scale-Interview (HRS-I), a brief (5-10 minute) 5-item semi-structured interview that assesses the features of compulsive hoarding (clutter, difficulty discarding, acquisition, distress, and impairment).
"This nursing best practice guideline (BPG)* is a comprehensive document that provides resources for evidencebased nursing practice. It is not intended to be a manual or “how to” guide, but rather a tool to guide best practices and enhance decision-making for nurses and other health-care providers working with adults (18 years and older) who are at risk for falls and fall injuries. The Guideline should be reviewed and applied in accordance with both the needs of individual organizations or practice settings, and the needs and preferences of persons and their families accessing the health system for care and services. In addition, the Guideline offers an overview of appropriate tructures and supports for providing the best possible evidence-based care." 129 Pages. Last reviewed October, 2017.
This 2 page handout is intended to help physicians and patients to make smart and effective decisions about the use of feeding tubes for those with late stage Alzheimer's disease. Last reviewed May 2017.
This 8 page guide is intended to provide the necessary information for patients and Substitute Decision Makers to make informed decisions regarding tube feeding. It reviews commonly asked questions and easy to understand answers.
This 2 page handout provides important information regarding ventilation supports. While targetted towards those with ALS, the information provided can help readers understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with types of mechanical ventilation.
This document explains the importance of capacity as a health care topic, responsibilities of health care providers, why capacity can be a challenging topic, the legislation behind health care decision making, tips and resources specifically relevant to primary care.
This webpage provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the purpose and role of the Capacity Assessment Office in Ontario. It also outlines how mental incapacity is defined and the role of the Capacity Assessor.